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Americas Awards winners revealed

Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom has won the award for North America tax firm of the year at International Tax Review's fourth annual Americas Tax Awards. Taxand, a global network of leading independent tax firms, won the award for Latin America tax firm of the year.

Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom has won the award for North America tax firm of the year at International Tax Review's fourth annual Americas Tax Awards. Taxand, a global network of leading independent tax firms, won the award for Latin America tax firm of the year.

The Editor's Choice Award, for the person or organisation that has made a particular impact on tax, went to Congressman Charles Rangel, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the US House of Representatives. He was the only individual winner of the night.

Ernst & Young won six awards, the most by any firm, including the award for North America transfer pricing firm of the year and North America indirect tax firm of the year.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, which was named Latin America transfer pricing firm of the year, and Baker & McKenzie came next with five awards. .

Apart from indirect tax, other new awards this year went to Goodmans for North America capital markets tax transaction of the year; Cravath Swaine & Moore for M&A tax team of the year in North America; Machado Associados, which won the equivalent award in Latin America, Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, the winner of the North America restructuring tax firm of the year and Baker & McKenzie, which was the top firm for restructuring tax advice in Latin America.

Fifty six awards were presented to firms that demonstrated excellence, including innovation and an ability to deal with complexity, and strength in depth in each category, in 14 jurisdictions or US metropolitan areas:

Argentina, Brazil Canada Chile Colombia, Mexico, Peru, US: Chicago, US: Houston & Dallas, US: Los Angeles, US: New York, US: San Francisco Area, US: Washington, DC and Venezuela.

The winners are announced here:

TRANSFER PRICING FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

TAX LITIGATION FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

TAX FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

REGIONAL AND TRANSACTIONAL AWARDS

Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Argentina Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Argentina Tax Firm of the year

North America Capital Markets Tax Transaction of the Year

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi - Taxand

Negri & Teijeiro Abogados

Goodmans - Restructuring of Canadian Third-Party Structured Asset-Backed Commercial Paper

Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Brazil Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

North America M&A Tax Transaction of the Year

Deloitte

Advocacia Krakowiak

Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters

Cravath Swaine & Moore - M&A advice to Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2008/2009

Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Chile Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Chile Tax Firm of the Year

North America Tax Restructuring Firm of the Year

KPMG

Baraona Marré – Abogados

Carey y Cía

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Colombia Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Godoy & Hoyos

KPMG

Ernst & Young

Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Peru Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Latin America M&A Tax Team of the Year

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano

Hernàndez & Cia

Machado Associados Advogados e Consultores

Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Venezuela Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Latin America Tax Restructuring Team of the Year

Ernst & Young

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Canada Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Canada: Tax Firm of the Year

Latin America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Ernst & Young

Fraser Milner Casgrain

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mexico Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Best Newcomer US

Baker & McKenzie

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia

Ceteris

US: Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

North America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

US: Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Best Newcomer Latin America

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mayer Brown

Kirkland & Ellis

Munoz Manzo y Ocampo

US: Houston & Dallas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Latin America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year

US: Houston & Dallas Tax Firm of the Year

Best Use of Internet

Ernst & Young

Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi - Taxand

Baker Botts

KPMG

US: Los Angeles Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year

US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

North American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

McCarthy Tetrault

Latham & Watkins

Ernst & Young

US: New York Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

US Tax Court Award Firm of the Year

US: New York Tax Firm of the Year

Latin American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Mayer Brown

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

PricewaterhouseCoopers

US: San Francisco Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Editor's Choice Award

US: San Francisco Area Tax Firm of Year

North American Tax Firm of the Year

Ernst & Young

Congressman Charles Rangel

Fenwick & West

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US: Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

US: Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year

Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Taxand

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